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In terms of damage, alcohol is society’s most damaging drug

3 December 2021 49 views No Comment

In terms of damage, alcohol is society’s most dangerous drug.

Helen Trinca makes it clear how integral alcohol is to socialising in the workplace, including Parliament House (“Welcome to the house of blokes, booze and bullies” (12/2)
She rightly supports Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, who wants alcohol policies implemented “with a view to restricting availability in line with work health and safety obligations, and the principle of harm minimisation.”
Our policy priorities are wrong-headed. How stupid it is, for example, that during our lockdowns , bottle shops were regarded as essential services while the life-saving meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous were not.

Ross Fitzgerald, Redfern, NSW.

The Australian, December 3, 2021, p 12.

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